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is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in benghazi. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview of today's hearings from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead, including u.s. ambassador chris stephens. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it
of the head of the c.i.a. david petraeus, sources familiar with the investigation, that c.i.a. director petraeus was having an affair with his buying grapher biographer. >> the resignation stunned the city. one of the most respected and disciplined public officials left office admitting an indiscretion. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, he acknowledged an affair what he called extremely poor judgment. such behavior is unacceptable the statement said. both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours. on thursday, petraeus went to the white house to turn in his resignation the same place he so frequently been called on to serve. >> it's a great privilege to serve there. >> the affair was discovered by the f.b.i. after inappropriate e-mails surfaced. the focus of the probe turned to his biografpher. >> ended up being a text between both of us. >> he was one of architects to the surge in iraq. from iraq to afghanistan and then the call to head the c.i.a. >> are you ready to come back, ready for the c.i.a.? >> i feel very fortunate to provide such an opportunity to serve a
nelson. a serious matter addressed to day on capitol hill, that is wrl former cia director david petraeus will tell lawmakers about the deadly attack against americans in benghazi back in september. what else he may be asked about, who knows. lawmakers insist their focus will be strictly on that attack. >>> plus, in the wake of superstorm sandy, hundreds of thousands of cars destroyed. we will check in on what effect that is having on the used car market. >> very interesting story. could impact consumers nationwide. so that is not a northeast story by any stretch. >>> plus, uh-oh, could there be trouble in paradise? we're hearing word the marriage of kris and bruce jenner might be on the rocks. now, if that is not a story for a friday "skinny," you tell me what is. >> we would be shocked if that hatched, happened, right? >> they're classy. i'm sure they'll save the break-up for the next season. >> reality tv. >>> first, it is another day of violence. nearly 100 israeli missiles exploded in gaza city as the death toll climbed to 19. >> on top of that, israel is now threatening to bring in
in san mateo county. >>> questions still surrounding the resignation of cia director petraeus over an affair. another woman is at the heart of the investigation that led to the revelation. >> reporter: petraeus' secret affair may have remained secret if not for threatening e-mails his lover sent to jill kelly, wife of a tampa surgeon longtime supporter of the military. not romantically involved with petraeus but a family friend she contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails, concerns that the cia director's e-mail had been hacked. >> initial complain was harassment, it could have gone to hacking no information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his official biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in charlotte, north carolina with her husband and two kids, avid runner and says they bonded over shared mental and physical discipline during her trips to afghanistan to interview him. >> it was an opportunity for me to interview him on a run i was -
that toppled the cia director, former general david petraeus. abc's brian ross looked into this question. did the two women involved in the scandal try to make a profit off their ties to powerful officers? here's the brian ross investigation. >> reporter: in addition to the book and the sex, paula broadwell's connection with general david petraeus provided another benefit. a celebrity status in military circles that led to a role as an expert commentator and firing range demonstrator in an infomercial for a company trying to gain military contracts for this strange looking machine gun. >> on the individual fighter, reducing weight is critical. >> reporter: on this tape, shot last december in the midst of her affair with the four-star general running the cia, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. in a previous infomercial six years ago, she had no speaking part and simply demonstrated the gun. officials at the company, located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them, but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use h
, and what the former cia director has to say that she sent e mails to another woman. >> the penalty handed down for one of the most-well known drivers in the sport. >> i'm michael finney. coming up, the secrets behind goodwill shopping. the bay area stores where you have best chances of >>> and we begin this half hour with latest on the affair between david petraeus andzicu s biographer. >> petraeus reportedly shocked to learn paula broadwell was suspected of sending friend she saw as a romantic rival. their relationship will be the discussion of the top leaders of the cia and fbi. >> we're live with the latest on this. mark? >> good afternoon. the secretary of defense weighed in on this today saying he has not yet formed an opinion on whether petraeus should face criminal prosecution for adultery if it turns out the affair was ongoing during the time he he served in the military. this afternoon we learned more about how long they've known each other. met was six years ago in 2006. she was still a student at harvard. two years later, he agreed to let her focus on him for her dock storeal d
, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extramarital affair. pierre thomas is here with the latest. first came upon this several months ago. >> yes, it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. the woman was so concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic, sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the investigation never turned up evidence of national security being compromised. but what did find was lots of human drama. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi investigation is largely done and the early evidence is that there will not be criminal charges. again, sources say that this deinvolved into a personal matter. petraeus had been confronted in the last couple of weeks, as for the timing of the disc
.s. intelligence leaders offer new timeline of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the role cia agents played in the minutes after attack. >>> better late than never. meet the woman who jut found out she is worth 23 million dollars -- who just found out she is worth 23 million dollars. >>> divvying up the payout from disney's acquisition of lucas . >>> oregon wet weather now around hours showers will creep in around you are rook , near chico possibly reading more likely in the higher elevations around there low 70s sacramento fresno increasing sunshine there upper 60s l.a. and san diego 85 palm springs tahoe this weekend is going to be the coolest this afternoon 57° mostly sunny sky, mostly sunny conditions saturday, temperatures there and sunday warming into the mid 60s in the afternoon still cold enough at night to make snow mid to upper 20s. >>> 5:44. new this morning, memorial plans are set for the two victims of a small plane crash in contra costa county. the aircraft went down north of byron airport 10 days ago. service for the 5-year-old -- meantime officials with the national
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. >>> a sex scandal shakeup at the cia. the new detail revealed why david petraeus left his post use, the bay area clinic giving amputees a new lease on life. >> klepto the >> ama: developing news tonight. at least six people are dead of a huge earthquake in myanmar. hit just after 7:30 sunday morning local time. officials say the death happened when a bridge under construction collapsed. >> we're learning more about the scandal involving david petraeus. his sudden resignation fridays a head of the cia is sending shock waves through washington, and petraeus accepts all the plame for -- blame for his downfall. >> after nearly four decade inside international affairs, it was an extramarital affair that brought david petraeus' distinguished career to a jolting end. in a statement to cia employeees, petraeus acknowledged this liaison, expressing extremely poor judgment. some such behavior is unseasonable, his statement read, both as a husband and a leader of an organization such as ours. >> if they found out as an extramarital affair they could use it against you. >> petraeus has been married to
on fire. and the sex scandal shakeup at the cia. new details revealed about why david petraeus left his post. this is abc7 news. >> this morning a 5.8 magnitude aftershock has hit northern myanmar hours after a deadly earthquake struck. an initial count shows 12 people are dead. the magnitude 6.8 quake hit the former country of burma just after 7:00 30 sunday their time. a death happened when a bridge under construction collapsed. >> developing news, an indianapolis neighborhood is in ruins this morning as authorities try to determine what caused the deadly explosion that leveled two homes last night. officials now say at least two people were killed, two injured. firefighters put out a raging fire following the explosion. the blast forced about 200 people to evacuate. investigators say all power, gas and other utilities to the home that exploded had been shut off. they hope to learn more this morning as we can examine the site bidet light. it shattered windows and damaged dozens of surrounding homes. >>> president obama's re-election victory just got a bit bigger. florida now in the pr
was rededicated yesterday. >>> there are still questions surrounding the sudden resignation of cia director petraeus over an affair. we heard about his lover, also his biographer. we are learning another woman, a petraeus family friend is at the heart of the investigation that led to the revelation. rob nelson fills us in. >> reporter: petraeus' secret affair may have remained secret if not for the threatening e-mails his lover sent to this woman, jill kell low, wife of a tampa surgeon and long time supporter of the military. officials say she's was not romantically involved with petraeus but a family friend. she contacted the fbi after receiving threatening e-mails there were concerns that the e-mails had been hacked. >> the initial complain was harassment, it could have gone to e-mail hacking but there is no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: those e-mails were linked back to paula broadwell who had access to petraeus in afghanistan as his biographer. the 40-year-old broadwell lives in north carolina with her husband and two kids avid
morning, everyone. we have new details this morning on the sex scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus. we've learned the name of that mystery agent from the fbi who first exposed the petraeus affair. he is fbi veteran agent frederick humphries. notorious for sending shirtless photos of himself to another key player in the scandal. >> he says it was just a lighthearted joke. we'll see. that woman would be jill kelly, seen on the right, which claims she was threatened by petraeus' lover. she has been stripped of her special access to macdill air force base in tampa. and petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell, is under investigation for storing military documents, on her computer. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. abc's preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues his administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congre
. the president holds a post-election news conference his first in eight months. >> the cia scandal, benghazi attack, and looming fiscal cliff all got plenty of attention. it's thursday, november 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. the president heads to new york today for a look at hurricane recovery. we are going to have highlights of his news conference in a moment. >>> also, this half hour, what is next in the middle east, after israel unleashes a deadly assault that takes out a leader of hamas? >> growing tension in the area of the country. a hot spot. >>> we'll head to the great northwest on the trail of bigfoot. we follow the die-hard big foot hunters determined to track down the legendary beast. >>> and one week until thanksgiving. rub your belly, please. i can't wait to eat. >> it's time. >> disney our parent company helping usher in the season with colorful windows and clothes and all for a very good cause. >>> but first, the president takes a one-day break from his budget crisis t
fast-moving cia sex scandal. new pictures of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots on board slams head-on into a neighborhood in mississippi, crashing into a house and bursting into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brother who is swindled a father of two out of a $5 million winning ticket. the two brothers are under arrest. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. ♪ hey sexy lady >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." red hot psy's surprise, aing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >> hello, new york! >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's already cost general petraeus his job as the head of the cia
too dangerous? >> lots of injuries. >>> but first, let's get right to the cia sex scandal and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross has been following this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the identification of the agent overnight was another piece of the petraeus case puzzle falling into place. it was last may when tampa socialite jill kelley began to get a series of e-mails that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend, cia director david petraeus. so kelley went to an fbi agent she knew personally. 47-year-old fred humphries, whose lawyer tells abc news, humphries was the agent who helped launch the investigation and later went to congress when he thought there was a coverup. >> if we hadn't had an individual who apparently believed in right and wrong with no gray, we may never have gotten to where we are in this case today. >> reporter: the fbi did not tell the white house about petraeus' affair with his b
that that came directly from the cia, everything that she said. the senators responded by accusing both her and the cia of shading it for political reasons. rice, as you can imagine, forcefully denied that. and, george, so did the acting cia director, who was with her in the meeting. the republican senators just didn't buy it. >> jon, the white house insists president obama has not made the decision to nominate ambassador rice for secretary of state. but they also say that this opposition isn't going to make any difference in that decision. >> reporter: they've been consistent in saying that. and rice herself has told people she had no idea whether or not the president will nominate her. the white house tells me she is very much the leading candidate. and hillary clinton, friends of hillary clinton say, that they expect her to leave immediately after the president's first term is over, in early january. so time is really running out on that, george. i would expect a decision on this very soon. certainly well before christmas. >> rice will be meeting with more senators today? >> reporter: th
of new york and new jersey still don't have power. >>> top fbi and cia officials will be back on capitol hill this morning to discuss their investigation into former cia director david petraeus. petraeus stepped down last week after admitting to an extramarital affair with biographer paula broadwell, the affair was discovered during an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails sent by broadwell to jill kelley, whom she saw as a rival, broadwell's security clearance has been revoked with kelley's access to macdill air force base in tampa petraeus is set to testify tomorrow morning on the u.s. consulate attack in libya. breaking news, defense secretary panetta is ordering reviews of ethics training for military officers. >>> 6:37. traffic and weather together,j1m next. live look outside, we see the san mateo bridge, we see the low clouds around it, meteorologist mike nicco says rain is headed our way. he will have the full forecast. sue is monitoring traffic. >>> it can give you a morning pick-up or any time, is it safe? new concern with 5 hour energy. >>> welcome become. we are seeing affect
that can help them to call their local authorities. >>> and the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal has been spotted with her husband for the first time since that news broke. paula broadwell and dr. scott broadwell were seen outside her brother's home in washington, d.c. that was last night. her affair with david petraeus forced him to resign as head of the cia. >>> and finally, one of the stars in the aftermath of superstorm sandy was governor chris christie. seeps he's been everywhere including "saturday night live" where they talked about that fleece. >> i would like to give a special thanks to my wife who is here tonight who put up with a husband who smells like a wet fleece for the past three weeks. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> oh, yeah, it's basically fused to my skin a lot. >> but i have seen you wearing suits. >> but i wear them over this fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. >> you know, he has a pretty good sense of humor. ran into him in the green room. anyone tell you look like the governor of new jersey and he said without missing a beat, unfortuna
on the deadly attack. feinstein wants to know who omitted the cia's early conclusion that al-qaeda was involved. former cia director david pet cold congress the cia wanted to keep that information classified. senator feinstein said this morning on nbc's "meet the press" she doesn't think they tried to cover up the link for political reasons. >> pet very clearly said it was a terrorist attack. and outlined who he thought might be involved in it. what has concerned me about this is really the plough littization littization -- politicization of a statement that was put out by the intelligence agency who susan rice on the 16th was asked to go before the people and use that statement and did. she was within the context of that statement. feinstein also called general petraeus's sudden resignation over an extramarital affairs something out of the, quote, national inquirer. >>> the annual tree lighting gets underway at 6:00. abc seven news spencer christian will be there to host the ceremony. but there's lots to do ahead of time. the celebration includes music, letters to santa, even visits from popul
the cia. tonight what action david petraeus is now taking. and ringing in the holidays with the lighting of one of the first trees. and some showers tonight, but what will the weather be like for those black friday shoppers? leigh >>> navy seals have pulled off several high-profile missions in the last few years, and as a result the number of imposters, people posing as navy seals is soaring. dan noyes tracked down one phony seal on the peninsula, and dan joins us with an i team investigation. dan, you wouldn't think anyone would do this, but it happens. >> it is happening more and more. at first glance it may seem like a smallish you, a misguided soul who is trying to impress people. but to current and former navy seals and the family members of those who died serving their country, this is very important. they call it stolen valor. members of the naff navy's special operations force launch a daring nighttime raid killing osama bin laden. they captured somali pirates killing three with simultaneous head shots firing from boat to boat. such exemployeds add to the legend of the navy seals
will meet to figure out how to move forward in the cia seek scandal. sex scandal. they want to know why they were not informed what was going on earlier and if there was a breech in anyway connected to it. david petraeus resigned friday. he admitted an affair with paula broadwell. this is the first video of broadwell since the scandal broke. she is back this washington at her brother's home. investigated for threatening a friend of petraeus, jill kelley. they uncovered a -- they discovered a relationship between her and another top military leader, general john alan. they found 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. some were flirtatious. alan will stay in command of u.s. forces in afghanistan. though a promotion to the leader of nato forces is on hold for the time being. much more on the petraeus sex scandal coming up on "nightline" right after this newscast at 11:35. >>> well, it should be a decent-sized catch as crab season officially gets under way tomorrow. but prepare to pay a bit more. john alston has the story. >> the crab to pots were on pier45 tonight. in a few hours they will be on the bo
press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team. and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eager to lay out his agenda for the coming months, but first, he had to face questions on that scandal that has shaken his national security team. in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down his cia director, the president said petraeus failed to meet his own standards, but he also praised him. >> we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. and my main hope right now is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: he also addressed the central question. did the scandal put national security at risk? >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had
america." please stay tuned for that. >>> and here at home, the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal is starting to do some damage control. a close friend said paula broadwell is deeply sorry for the damage that's been done to her family and everyone else by the affair. the friend adds that broadwell is trying to repair the damage and move forward. but there are legal challenges ahead. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: paula broadwell with her husband and children. >> is there anything you want to say? this is it. i mean, is there anything want to say about this whole situation? >> we've got no comment at this time. >> reporter: returned to their charlotte home after spending most of the weekend at relatives. meanwhile, fbi investigators continue to pore over broadwell's computer and boxes of evidence taken from her charlotte home, to determine if she had classified information she was not entitled to possess. differing views of whether the decorated army general needs to resign as the director of the cia after his affair with broadwell became public. >> i come from a tradition
controversy that cost the c.i.a. director his job. for the first time we here hearing from the former general himself about his affair with paula broadwell. here is more on the letter he wrote to a friend and fellow general about that relationship. >> it's been almost three weeks since he stepped down as head of the c.i.a. after admitting he had a extramarital affair. we are hearing from the four-star general himself. in a personal letter to he was candid. >> he said dear jim, i can't thank you enough for your note. kind words and support. i can't tell you how much it all meant. i screwed up royally. i paid the price appropriately. >> long retired general james shelton has been friends with him for more than three decades. he said last week petraeus responded with this note. >> he will survive. i have obviously created enormous difficulty for us. >> he has been married for his wife for 38 years. they met when he was a student at west point and her father was the director there. he writes that holly is quote once again demonstrating how incredibly fortunate i was to marry her. her admission of
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, began an information, worried the cia director's e-mail account had been compromised. what the bureau found was not compromised security but two people in a compromising position. described as, quote, human drama, including intimate exchanges between broad we were and petraeus. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. just didn't seem the type. >> her friends know her not just for her good work but her good work. >> somebody as busy as she is takes the time to help somebody like me, there's not much time left for indiscretions. >> david, an active duty wounded warrior and a double amputee. last week broad we were was scheduled to skydive for their birthday but donated her jump to david. >> i have some serious questions about who is connecting the dots and how. >> petraeus reportedly started the affair after leaving the army in 2011 was the one to end it. >> he's trying to put his life back together right now and that's what he needs to focus on. >> as for paula broadwell, a married mother of two, this message was drawn in chalk on her drivew
questions during a news conference following the election. three issues cia sex scandal. the president says this drama has no bearing on national security. tax cuts, he says the nation cannot afford tax breaks for wealthyest americans and says anyone who has an issue with un ambassador susan rice, a possible choice for secretary of state should go after him not her. rice has come under skrut my on the handling of attacks on the u.s. embassy in ben dwaz gazy some republicans vowed to block the phone shall nomination. the president took a wide range of questions for nearly an hour and talk btd resignation of david petraeus and discovered -- discussed mandatory spending cuts and tax increases will take affect. >> top priority has to be jobs and growth. got to build on progresses we've made. we've got a growing, thriving middle class. >> republicans say they're willing to make a deal but are adammant taxes not increase. dow jones fell today on news a deal is not close. nancy pelosi says she wants to keep her role, her post as house minority leader. she will run to keep her job. the 7-year-old w
photo that raised questions involving cia and army is out this, is connected to the affair admitted by david petraeus. i want to show you the photo that landed him in hot water. he e mailed this picture with a subject line which one is fred. the e mail became public today. another one of those recipients was jill kelly. right? she turned to him when getting threatening e mails over the summer. he worked in military intelligence. the fbi since traced e mailsrmé. kelly saw her as a rival. kelly is also a friend of petraeus and also friends with this man, general john allen, top u.s. commander in afghanistan. broadwell apparently sent allen a threatening letter here. tomorrow, petraeus will testify about the september attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya. he told reporters he never pass add lopping classified information. >> this is complex. a hearing today exposed a possible connection between california sudden spike in gas prices and the action taken by refineries operated in the state. mcculla research komd through domts and found refineries continued to produce gas
general caught up in the scandal that ended the career of cia director petraeus. the pentagon is investigating. >> reporter: in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal the pentagon says the top american commander in afghanistan general john allen, is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelley the florida woman who triggered the investigation that forced petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20 and 30,000 documents involved, allen denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell leaving this morning with several boxes after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after jill kelley received threatening e-mails she believed were from broadwell. officials say well had classified material on her computer which is illegal, the fbi does not believe any of it came from petraeus,
in the cia sex scandal. a person close to david petraeus' biographer paula broad well says she is devastated by the fallout of her affair with the former cia chief. broadwell is back in the south with her husband and her sons after a week in washington. this is them arriving at their home. friends say broadwell is trying to repair damage done to her family by the affair. her husband, you can see her prodding him to go in the house. he said that he will have a statement sometime soon. but she's still being investigated by the fbi over the classified documents, which they don't believe to be anything incriminating. she didn't get them from david petraeus. the fbi found no further reason to investigate petraeus. >> you have to wonder on a human level, how do the two marriages survive. petraeus' marriage, together 40 years. this marriage here, according to neighbors, seemingly a loving couple, two lovely kids. you have to wonder behind closed doors, conversations we won't be privy to, if both or either marriage will survive infidelity. very personal call. you wonder what that fallout may look li
the libya attack was wrong but that the information came directly from the cia. same is true of condoleezza rice who passed on incorrect cia information on weapons of mass destruction in iraq, but was still overwhelmingly confirmed as secretary of state. susan rice is closer to the president than anybody in his cabinet and has been an overachiever for most of her life. high school valedictorian, basketball star, rhodes scholar, rising star in the clinton administration, but she also has a reputation for blunt talk. >> by all accounts, she is talented, capable, and extremely abrasive. >> reporter: in the 2008 campaign she ridiculed hillary clinton's foreign policy experience and called john mccain reckless and confused. if the president does nominate her, those who know susan rice well say she's more than up for the fight, and although it would be a bruising confirmation battle, she almost certainly would have the votes to be confirmed. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> interesting parallel that story points out between condoleezza, confirmation process, and this one. "the washington
fast-developing cia sex scandal, now reaching the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back
in washington tonight over the sudden resignation of cia director david petraeus. the retired four star general stepped down after admitting he had an extramarital affair. officials say it was uncovered during an fbi investigation reports say agents discovered broadwell improperly gained access to petraeus's exmail and may have accessed classified information. petraeus told the president of the affair and offered to resign. the white house says the president accepted that resignation after taking the night to think it over this resignation disappointed dianne feinstein saying in ãíi understand and respect the decision. also today the head of lockheed martin was forced to resign over what the company described as a close personal relationship with a suborder knit employee. >> around the country thousands will spend veteran's day sunday waiting to see if the department of veterans affairs will grant them their disability claims. tonight finding many will be unfair+[;" denied because of railroads made by the va. >> i knew it. >> the department of veterans affairs denied the claim for post trauma
of you thaerd but the cia annex had had taken a couple libyan militia members prisoner, they think attack was an effort to try to get the prisoners back. >> petraeus says he did not tell broadwell anything confidential saying she must have gotten it during other commanders during research trips if it turns out it dates back to days in military he can face criminal prosecution, one former aid said she was around him back then, and they were close. >> for him to allow the first biography to be written by someone who had never written a book before seemed odd to me. >> broadwell wrote the biography in to 10. >> tonight state prison officials in the process of reducing number of paroles they're looking to rearrest that will save california a lot of money but as nannette miranda explains there is a cost to public safety this, week california department of corrections will be reviewing files of 9,000 parole violators with outstanding warrants for arrest. when released they're required to report to a parole officer for a few years, when she the don't check in, an arrest warrant is issued. it's t
tonight about the fbi handling of the petraeus scandal. he resigned as cia director last week. both house minority leader nancy pelosi and senate intelligence committee chair say they're not happy that they learned of the investigation on television. >> they understand protecting people, i don't understand doing this all under a cloud of secrecy. and people have classified responsibility are not even notified so he can ask questions about it's pro pry tie there are questions about timing of just tradition. if it involved naggal security, it's a different story. >> under law, the justice department does not share detailed information about investigation was the white house. those rules put into place after water gate investigation. white house not informed at david petraeus and his affair until november 7th. the day after the election. >> a bay area company making history for zibing car of the future tesla motors car of the career as abc 7 explains it's the first in more ways than one. as he fluged into charges, craig is lusting after the silver sedan. >> interest is a reservation two year
in a growing scandal starting with former cia director david petraeus's affair. >> the dpeens department is investigating general john allen, top u.s. commander in afghanistan for phone shallly inappropriate e mail was jo kelly. her complaint about e mails received triggered the investigation that uncovered the affair that led to the down fall. >> general allen denies wrong doing but allegations could cost him one of the most-prestigious jobs in the military. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold general allen's investigation pending the investigation by the department of defense, ig. >> investigators are sifting through documents many insofling exchanges and many house minority leader nancy pelosi received a briefing on this scandal. >> there are questions about timing just a tradition to notify congress before we see it on tv. >> if it involves national security, though. >> another development senator feinstein plans to urge petraeus to testify on the tack in benghazi, libya before the intelligence committee. petraeus is under no obligation. >> up
for the first time since the cia sex scandal, facing questions about the attacks on americans in libya. this, as the photo of that fbi agent connected to the so-called whistleblower in the case is revealed. >>> hero at the intersection. an astonishing rescue after this dramatic three-car crash caught on tape. neighbors race to help the victims. then this, a grandfather of 14, battling broken glass and twisted metal to save a baby at the last minute. ♪ why just can't you let me do >>> and are you ready for this? lindsay lohan set to walk into our times square studio this morning for her only live interview. she is playing the world's most famous movie star. but first, she is live on "good morning america." >>> good morning, america. we have breaking news just as we come on the air. sirens wailing across southern israel and tel aviv right now. palestinian rockets targeting tel aviv just exploded. we're right on the edge of war in the middle east right now. there's no injuries reported from this latest shell explosion. but this is a serious escalation. >> we have our eye on all of the develop
cia career. in a letter to a fellow general, petraeus says his wife, holly, is not kicking him out, despite the affair. he says resigning as head of the spy agency was simply the right thing to do. now, james shelton, that's the general who got the letter, blames paula broadwell for the affair. he says broadwell was a savvy woman who knew a lot more about matters of the heart. >>> with the fiscal cliff looming in just over a month, high-level negotiators meet today on capitol hill. one republican is suggesting that instead of risking a tax increase on everyone, it would be better to let tax increases for the top 2% of earners go up. but the top gop leader in the house says that's a no-go. >> the goal here is to control the economy and control spending. you're not going to grow the economy if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. it will hurt small businesses. it will hurt our economy. why? this is not the right approach. >> reporter: boehner and president obama said they are optimistic that a deal can be reached by christmas. >>> turning overseas to egypt, where opponents of pr
from the cia was the right thing to do. he talked to "good morning america" about what he thought about the affair. >> i don't think she wove a web around dave and dragged him in i don't think that at all. i think it was mutual that he wasn't looking for it, it happened women >> petraeus talked about -- shelton talked about petraeus' wife holly saying he's fortunate to be married to such a forgiving woman. earlier he blamed broadwell for the affair and said his friend was the innocent one. >>> medical center in castro valley gearing up for big move this saturday, rain or shine doctors will transfer 65 patients from the old hospital to the new one. officials have built a covered walkway between the facilities in case of rain. the 320 million dollar hospital was built to meet california's seismic safety law. >>> filmmaker george lucas is moving forward with a plan that will bring a new park. donating vacant building downtown san anselmo. he has filed for a permit to demolish the building and make way for the new park, it will include bronze statues of indiana jones and yoda. expect today
that cost the cia director his job. for the first time, we're hearing from the general himself about his affair with paula broadwell, in a letter to a friend and fellow general, he admits he, quote, screwed up royally. and abc's martha raddatz has the details from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. petraeus has talked largely through surrogates in the past few weeks. but now, he is communicating directly to friends. telling them his family will survive this. for the first time since he resigned as director of the cia, we're hearing from a seemingly candid general david petraeus, writing in a personal letter to one of his former mentors. >> he said, dear jim. i can't thank you enough for your note, kind words, and support. i can't tell you how much it all meant. i screwed up royally. i paid the price, appropriately. >> reporter: long-retired brigadier general james shelton, says he's been friends with petraeus for more than three decades and reached out to him after he resigned. last week, he says petraeus wrote this note back. >> team petraeus will survi
the young man they raised. cia director david petraeus resigned after admitting that he had an extramarital affair. good morning, i'm terry mcsweeney. good chilly saturday morning to you. let's check with happening with meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning, everyone. a beautiful shot but we have a frost advisory for the mountains and valleys of the north bay. here downtown temperatures in the 40s. a little wind allowing for the milking to keep the air a little bit warmer. but take a look at our north bay numbers. 33 in santa rosa. you were down to 32 last hour. 35 in napa. so for sure some of these areas could be looking at the frost for the next several hours. it will take about 8:00 until we warm up. but with the warm spot and the wind, west wind at about 15, oakland is at 51 degrees. we will look for more sunshine, isolated shower this morning, especially along the shoreline. but the numbers will warm back near 60 and then we will cool again with the possibility of more frost tonight. terry. >> thank you, lisa. this is the coldest morning of the season and the coldest temperatures i
and petraeus. petraeus resigned from the cia on friday and admitted to an affair on broad well. broad well was writing a biography about the general. >> i hate to accept it, but there are a number of things one has to consider. first was there any kind of national security breech. to date there was not. >> petraeus apparently started the affair when leaving the army in 2011. it also appears he was the one who ended their romance. >>> today all over the country people stopped to pay tribute to those who have paid and are paying their time in the armed forces to protect our freedom. >> reporter: the day began with tradition. president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president said veterans day is special and significant. >> each year on the 11th day of the 11th month we pause as a nation and as a people. it is to pay tribute to you, to thank you. to honor you. >> reporter: the president and the first lady then walked to section 60 of the cemetery and greeted visitors. section 60 is dedicated to those who have lost their lives since 2001 in t
-mails between broad well and petraeus. petraeus resigned from the cia on friday and admitted to an affair on broad well. broad well was writing a biography about the general. >> i hate to accept it, but there are a number of things one has to consider. first was there any kind of national security breech. to date there was not. >> petraeus apparently started the affair when leaving the army in 2011. it also appears he was the one who ended their romance. >>> today all over the country people stopped to pay tribute to those who have paid and are paying their time in the armed forces to protect our freedom. >> reporter: the day began with tradition. president obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown at arlington national cemetery. the president said veterans day is special and significant. >> each year on the 11th day of the 11th month we pause as a nation and as a people. it is to pay tribute to you, to thank you. to honor you. >> reporter: the president and the first lady then walked to section 60 of the cemetery and greeted visitors. section 60 is dedicated to those who have lost t
. gaza hospitals are running low. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> former head of the cia david petraeus has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him handle his sex scandal and fbi investigation. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. she arrived back home with her husband and two sons yesterday. petraeus testified before members of congress friday and apologized for the affair. petraeus said he knew attack on the u.s. consulate in libya on september 11th, was a terror attack from the start. >>> man arrested at oakland international airport for carrying bomb tears police took him into custody thursday night. tsa officers said he had a watch with fuses, switches and wires and layers of insoles in his boots that were two sizes too big he said he's an artist and he was carrying artwork in a statement released last night his lawyer said eccentric artists behave -- mcgann did not have materials to harm anyone. >>> materials for oakland police officers union have filed a searing critic of the top brass three weeks before a judge hears arguments
. petraeus told him in a letter resigning from the cia was the right thing to do. >>> u.n. ambassador rice is facing more republican criticism for statements she made following the consulate attack in libya. rice met with senate republicans over the past two days to answer their questions. this latest opposition comes from moderate republican senator susan collins of maine over whether rice should be nominated to be the next secretary of state. the two had a private meeting yesterday and collins says, she questioned rice on her term as assistant secretary for african affairs in the clinton administration. >>> your morning commute, mostly dry. what about your afternoon commute? traffic and weather together next on the abc7 morning news looking good on the golden gate bridge. meteorologist lisa argen will have your full for . also will check in with sue hall. >>> maker of iphone, ipad and other gadgets >>> good thursday morning. wet pavement in the north bay some spreading south into marin county highway 101 by cloverdale wet with light showers also clear lake and we've had a few showers int
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't just for the cia or the pentagon. this quadracopter is filled with cameras that can film above and below. no major price slashing here. but brookstone says that didn't matter. they're flying off the shelves. cyber monday may be a thing of the past because these deals started so early. walmart says they'll match prices bought from things from november 1st to christmas day. i bought a $10 slow-cooker. i don't even know what you cook in a slow-cooker. >> but it somehow looked appealing to you. >> that's right. >> great to see you. >>> we're going to turn, now, to the passing of a tv icon. larry hagman died yesterday, suffering complications from his battle with cancer. the star of "dallas" and "i dream of jeanie" will be remembers most for his most famous character, j.r. ewing, the most despised and loved villain in tv history. he was as charismatic as he was evil. he was one of the most colorful and villainized characters on television, j.r. ewing. >> you'll find all kinds of ways to skin a cat. >> reporter: when larry hagman took the role on, it was only supposed to last a few w
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